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Posted by: thepinetree on 09/10/2018 11:57 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 09/10/2018 11:57 AM
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Attorney General Becerra Announces Arrest and Indictments of 32 BullyBoy and CoCo Boy Street Gang Members for Operating $1 Million Fraud Scheme

Sacramento, CA.... California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced the arrest and indictment of 32 individuals associated with criminal street gangs throughout Northern California known as the BullyBoys and the CoCo Boys. The gangs and their associates conspired to defraud victims throughout California by hacking the credit card terminals and merchant accounts of dozens of medical and dental businesses.




Attorney General Becerra announced a 240-count indictment that includes: 63 counts of conspiracy to commit grand theft; 54 counts of hacking, computer access and fraud; 56 counts of grand theft; 59 counts of burglary; and eight counts of identity theft. As a result of the investigation approximately 40 stolen credit card terminals were recovered and dozens of receipts depicting fraudulent returns were located. In addition, agents seized other stolen property, such as laptop computers and personal files detailing social security numbers or bank information.

“Street gangs target and intimidate our families and businesses to feed their criminal enterprise,” said Attorney General Becerra. “It takes the collaborative effort of multiple law enforcement agencies to take down criminal gangs. It’s indispensable work if we’re to reclaim our neighborhoods. Today’s announcement serves as a reminder to all business owners to take all necessary precautions to avoid becoming the target of fraud.”

“This investigation remarkably demonstrates the increasing level of sophistication by which criminal gangs operate in California. The Western States Information Network (WSIN) was honored to support the coalition of agencies that led this investigation,” said Executive Director of Western States Information, Kent A. Shaw.

These arrests are the culmination of a three-year multi-agency investigation of a series of burglaries and credit card schemes occurring in 13 counties across Northern California. The investigation, which began in February of 2016, discovered similarities between schemes in which credit card terminals were burglarized from businesses in cities around Northern California. Law enforcement discovered the schemes were tied to two criminal street gangs in the Antioch, Pittsburg, and Bay Point areas: the BullyBoys and the CoCo Boys. The gang members worked together to burglarize businesses in order to steal credit card terminals. The perpetrators used the stolen terminals to process returns. But instead of the value of the returns going to the business or to the customer, it was placed onto a debit card that the perpetrators pocketed.

The Attorney General’s eCrime and Fraud and Special Prosecution Units are jointly prosecuting the case resulting from a multiagency investigation by the Northern California Computer Crimes Task Force, Walnut Creek Police Department, Antioch Police Department, Vacaville Police Department, Sacramento Police Department, Concord Police Department, Pittsburg Police Department, Napa Police Department and multiple other law enforcement agencies across Northern California.

A copy of the indictment is available here.


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gangs and fraud
Posted on: 2018-09-10 12:48:51   By: Anonymous
 
Good! Now all they got to do is get rid of all the illegal and illicit cannabis growers in the state!

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    Re: gangs and fraud
    Posted on: 2018-09-10 13:50:52   By: Anonymous
     
    Ya killn da dream man!

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      Re: gangs and fraud
      Posted on: 2018-09-10 13:51:56   By: Anonymous
       
      I thought they just wanted to pick our tomatoes, not our pockets.

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Trump
Posted on: 2018-09-10 13:53:16   By: Anonymous
 
Flock
Of
Felons
Trump next?

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    Re: Trump
    Posted on: 2018-09-10 14:24:06   By: Anonymous
     
    Let's make America great again!

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      Re: Trump
      Posted on: 2018-09-10 14:28:51   By: Anonymous
       
      Just can’t say enough good on how our Republican Party is cleaning our nation up. The beginning of California starting to chip in and do it’s part. Hope the state gets on the band wagon. We’re making America great again!!!!

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        Re: Trump
        Posted on: 2018-09-10 14:30:54   By: Anonymous
         
        Keep smokin what you're growin clown.

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          Re: Yes, but
          Posted on: 2018-09-10 14:45:00   By: Anonymous
           
          what do we really know about this "Zorg" guy?

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            Profanity
            Posted on: 2018-09-10 19:01:19   By: Anonymous
             
            Profanity

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              No Subject
              Posted on: 2018-09-11 06:46:32   By: Anonymous
               


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          Re: Trump
          Posted on: 2018-09-10 14:57:35   By: Anonymous
           
          Keep smokin what your neighbor is growin and share jail cells. Wake up call, coming your way. Get a real job with benefits then open a Roth IRA account, you’ll be surprised how it’ll work for you. P.S. let all your friends know.

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        Re: Trump
        Posted on: 2018-09-13 12:36:45   By: Anonymous
         
        Yep. We ARE going to make America great again!

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    No Subject
    Posted on: 2018-09-11 06:47:42   By: Anonymous
     


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-10 14:50:39   By: Anonymous
 
tan-klan laraza-NAZI!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-10 19:13:14   By: Anonymous
 
Its California, they wont even do any jail time....

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    Re: Publicity whore
    Posted on: 2018-09-10 23:25:35   By: Anonymous
     
    Exactly - but the publicity whore ass clown Becerra gets another headline, which is really what this is all about. Won't be long before this phony runs for higher office. He is a joke.

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      Re: Publicity whore
      Posted on: 2018-09-10 23:28:13   By: Anonymous
       
      Burn All Beaners

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        kiss my grits.
        Posted on: 2018-09-11 11:38:22   By: Anonymous
         
        gang banging mexican't.

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          Re: kiss my grits.
          Posted on: 2018-09-11 14:45:44   By: Anonymous
           
          I work in the fields all day I make $5 in pay I go see Lucy she gives me some pu**y and takes my $5 away .

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            Re: kiss my grits.
            Posted on: 2018-09-11 15:53:21   By: Anonymous
             
            So the guy works in the fields all day. Jethro, Do you know what the difference is between you and him? He works.

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